New Delhi, July 29: The Income tax department has extended the last to file for IT return, the Revenue Secretary, Hasmukh Adhia announced. The due date has been extended till August 5 for people across the country. This decision has been taken in light of the nation-wide bank strike and disturbance in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - BRO Constructs 110-feet Bailey Bridge at Kela Morh on Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Record Time

“For assessees in Jammu and Kashmir, the due date of Income Tax return filing has been extended to August 31,” the Revenue Secreatry said, according to news agency, ANI. Usually the last date for filing income tax returns is July 31, however it was extended last year as well; at first till August 31 and then September 31. Also Read - Income Tax, Merger of More Banks: Here’s What to Expect From First ‘Paperless’ Budget 2021

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Over 10 lac employees in private and national banks across the country went on a strike on Friday, in protest against the central government’s banking polices. Among them are the merger of five associate banks of  State Bank of India with the parent bank, and the privatisation of IDBI Bank.

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As for the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, curfew and restrictions were reimposed on on Friday after protesters across the state called for a shutdown. The protest call came in response to the large number of civilian deaths and injuries, at the hands of security forces over the past 20 days.

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